Thinking About Thinking


I’ve been thinking a lot recently about thinking. Done some research on the topic as well. As a creative thinker, you are trying to generate new ideas. These ideas typically come when you put together two ideas which have not been paired previously. Sounds easy enough, right?

Well, it isn’t that easy. So, over the years people have developed methods for the purposes of brainstorming. We’ve promoted some of those techniques here, like the use of random words in our Creativity Boost #3 post.  There’s the Random Picture method, as well as the SCAMPER Method.  This is just scratching the surface of the techniques available to you.

The purpose of this post is to introduce you to a few solid resources for using these and other brainstorming techniques to help make you a more creative person in 2012.

Creative & Lateral Thinking

Creative Thinking Games

Creative Thinking

OK, that should get you started. Oh, and if you missed it, check out our series of Creativity Boosts and tell us how you used these ideas.


About the Author

Harry Hoover
Harry Hoover is a partner in My Creative Team, the agency that makes Fortune 1000 clients look good. His communications career spans 35 years and runs the gamut from print and broadcast journalism, government and corporate communications to advertising and public relations agencies. He is the author of Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself and Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide.

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